Nutrition Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children, to save their lives, to defend their rights and to help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

UNICEF has a footprint in Angola since 1976 when it first opened its office in Luanda. Nutrition programme activities are spread across the country in the provinces of Luanda, Huila, Cunene, Namibe, Benguela and Bie.

Adverse climatic conditions persist in the southern provinces, exacerbating the prevalence of acute malnutrition, and increasing food insecurity. In Huila, Cunene, Namibe and Benguela, UNICEF is supporting the scale-up of malnutrition treatment activities. In Luanda province, COVID-19 and the economic downturn has had a negative impact on the nutritional status of the most disadvantaged households, here, UNICEF has established nutrition services in over 40 health facilities across five municipalities to support the treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition.

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the Nutrition Officer will provide technical operational and administrative assistance and support for the nutrition programme activities. Responsibilities will be focused on nutrition activities in the southern provinces of Angola and Luanda. Responsibilities will include supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of nutrition programme activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge management and capacity building. The goal is to support the achievement of planned objectives in the work plan, aligned with the country programme goals and strategy while adhering to organizational rules, regulations, and procedures.

In addition to duty station specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations, or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Nutrition Officer will:

• Support to programme development and planning: Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by supporting a variety of technical programme transactions; preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results: Support results-based management (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results for the nutrition programme. • Technical and operational support to programme implementation: Support regular programme field visits and surveys, and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Refer and report critical issues and bottlenecks to relevant officials for timely resolution. • Networking and partnership building: Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals and deliver sustainable results. Build relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and supporting and/or participating in local volunteering initiatives. • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building: Draft communication and information materials for country programme advocacy and visibility and apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results. • Encourage, mobilize, and support co-workers, fellow UN Volunteers and members of the local community to play an active part in development on a voluntary basis.

• Live the UNICEF Core Values of: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Sustainability • Competencies: Builds and maintains partnerships, Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, Drive to achieve results for impact, Innovates and embraces changes, Manages ambiguity and complexity, Thinks and acts strategically, Works collaboratively with others.

nutrition, health or epidemiology or other relevant programmes. • Experience with programming for malnutrition is essential. • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills. • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel. • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines. • Have affinity with or interest in children’s rights and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Luanda. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents - except for UN Community Volunteers), as well as final repatriation (if applicable). You can check full entitlements at .

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly

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